Shea Weber will likely be out for at least per week with a lower-body injury as he has been positioned on injured reserve, head coachClaude Julien announced Thursday.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Tuesday that he is “hearing the prognosis on Shea Webers LBI is not at all encouraging in terms of him playing any time soon … information from MTL on Webers health has been on lockdown.”
He added, “Often times, when a player is sidelined for a week or more without a definitive prognosis/announcement from the club, its because the doctors/club/player are weighing the options (rehab vs. surgery etc) or getting additional medical opinions on what can be complicated injuries,” in a thread.
In his final outing on Feb. 4against the New Jersey Devils, Weber blocked a Wayne Simmonds shot late within the third interval. Weberlimped instantly after the block however was in a position toreturn to the ice for another shift during the last minute and 11 seconds of regulation. With the rating tied 4-4, Weber wouldn’t play within the five-minute additional time interval. Montreal gained in a shootout.
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It’s unconfirmed that the blocked shot was the causeof the injury, though Julien did verify that the injury was sustained throughout the Devils sport.
Weber has been a workhorse this season, failing to overlook a sport so far and is on tempo for his finest season as a Canadien with 51 factors. He has solely eclipsed the 50-point mark thrice in his 14-season profession. The Canadiens captainhas 13 objectives and 21 assists on the yr.
His quantity will take successful contemplating his absence however the actual blow is on the staff stage. The Canadiens are six factors out of the second wild-card spot and 7 from a divisional one. Montreal is 7-3-Zero of their final 10 video games, attempting to make a playoff push.
Weber has been aleader on the staff since becoming a member of the Habs in a one-for-one commerce for P.Ok. Subban with the Nashville Predatorson June 29, 2016. He was the one participant voted to the All-Star Sport from Montreal this season, successful the toughest shot abilities competitors.
Within the 2017-18 season, Weber performed solely 26video games beforea foot injury lower his season brief.